Friday, August 8, 2008

Get In Shape With Little or No Equipment

Get In Shape With Little or No Equipment- from Lifehacker located at this link:

This is a short, simple summary that is on the money- check it out. No gym membership required.

The actual program is located at this link:

from Lifehacker by Jason Fitzpatrick

Many people are under the impression improved health and fitness requires a costly gym membership or home exercise equipment. The consummate minimalist in all endeavors including fitness, Leo of the blog Zen Habits has put together a list of exercises that are heavy on results but light on equipment.

It takes no equipment to get a great workout and get in shape, and with one or two pieces of simple equipment, you can turn that great workout into a fantastic one, you magnificent beast, you.

The majority of the exercises require nothing more than your body weight as resistance, with a very few requiring a pull-up bar and some form of weight resistance such as a rubber resistance band or kettle bell. If you're looking for a more unorthodox type of weight resistance check out the sledgehammer based ShovelGlove. He lists tons of exercises, many with accompanying demonstration videos and a sample workout routine. If you undertake a new workout routine, keep yourself motivated by tracking your fitness progress with free tools.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Women Vets and Military Sexual Trauma

As a veteran and as a psychologist, I was very interested in and very moved by a lengthy post yesterday at on women with PTSD from sexual trauma incurred while on active duty, usually perpetrated by a fellow soldier.

The blog is a good read in general and is full of resources for vets and their families. It helps me think about things as a professional, and I learn a lot from the sources cited on the blog.

I think any type of trauma survivor, combat or not, can learn a lot about healing from PTSD on this blog. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fall Semester Schedule

As many of you know, I am a husband and father in addition to being a psychologist. I have to adapt my work schedule so that I can be in synch with my family.

As it happens, this semester (Fall 2008) I will need to be out of the office on Monday afternoons. Those of you who are regular Monday afternoon folks will be changing your appointment times, since I will not be in the office Monday afternoons.

I am in the process of setting up an office at my house for evening and week-end work-- I'll keep you posted on when that office will be available.